Monday, February 8, 2016

Karen Burniston February Designer Challenge Day 1


Hi everyone,

It's time for our February Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. This time round Karen has challenged the Design Team with the theme Glitter. 

When I was thinking about what to do for the challenge this month, I wasn't thinking about using Jinks. But then when I went to look when Chinese New Year was, I discovered that is today! So Happy Chinese New Year to you all!

As 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, I just had to to create a Happy Chinese New Year card featuring Jinks the Monkey.


As you can see I used the Katie Label Pivot Card for the base of my card. I received some Yuzen Paper for Christmas, so I knew I had to use some of that on my card.

For the glitter part of this challenge, I decided use glitter when I created Jinks. I used Chocolate Silk Microfine Glitter; Fire Opal Silk Microfine Glitter; True Red Silk Microfine Glitter. 



I ended up creating three glittered Jinks the Monkey, two I attached to my card the normal way. The third, I referred to Karen's video from last month where she created sock monkeys and for one of her monkeys she turned the head a different way so he was hanging upside down. You can see Karen's video here

At the bottom of the card I used the Numbers & More 2 to create the 2016.


To create the "Happy Chinese New Year" sentiment I used the Happy New Year Word die, and then cut parts of two sentiments .... Merry Christmas & Season's Greetings to create the word Chinese.


For the "Year of the Monkey" on the right hand side of my card I used the Year from the Happy New Year Word die. The 'of' from Thinking of You and then pieced some letters together from the  Merry Christmas word die for the word 'the'.

I also embellished the right hand side of my card using the Paris Edges die set. 


Here is a rear view of my card.

If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Craft Giraffe (formerly Photo Continental).

Don't forget to check out  Karen Burniston's blog  on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus an amazing card/video tutorial from Karen Burniston.


I will be back tomorrow with another card I created for this challenge.

Stamps: Cheeky Monkey - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Red; Black; Gold; Yuzen Japanese Paper - Daiso
Dies: Jinks the Monkey; Katie Label Pivot Card; Paris Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Happy New Year; Merry Christmas; Season's Greetings; Thinking of You; Numbers & More 2 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Chocolate Silk Microfine Glitter; Fire Opal Silk Microfine Glitter; True Red Silk Microfine Glitter; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape





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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Eat Lots of Cake


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing birthday card I created sometime ago using the Sizzix Circle #4 Flip-Its Card Framelits.

To decorate the card I used the Sizzix Cupcake Triplits and Banner Triplits die sets.



For the "flip" side of my card I used a couple of the sentiments from the Sizzix Birthday Clear Stamp set.

Stamps: Birthday Clear Stamps - Sizzix
Paper: White; Brown; Pink; DP
Dies: Sizzix Circle Flip-its Card #4 Framelits; Sizzix Cupcakes Triplits; Sizzix Banner Triplits
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape


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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Flying by


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Being a brand new month it is  time to introduce you to our challenge hostess for February, which is Peggy.

Apparently National Kite Flying Day is coming up on the 8th . The challenge today is to use a kite or a kite shape on your card. 




For my card today I decided to create a pull card using the Oval Pull Card die set designed by designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. As you can see I also used the new Jinks the Monkey die set.

I added the Kite which is one of the new die sets from Joset Designs. 



When you pull the card open, it reveals another kite which is actually positioned right behind the one Jinks is holding. and you can also see the other kite on the left hand side of the card.

I used the Pull Card Edges to create the ric rac edge on both edges. I also used the What's Up? Clear Stamp set for the sentiment on the left oval and for the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment I used one from Stampendous.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.




Stamps: What's Up? Clear Stamps - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Birthday Wishes - Stampendous
Paper: Cream; Black; Tan; Teal; Rust; Soaring DP - Authentique; Bear Hug DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Jinks the Monkey; Oval Pull Card; Pull Card Edges;  - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Kites - Joset Designs for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Clear/Gold Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape


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Friday, February 5, 2016

Hot Air Balloons Birthday

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Hi everyone,
It’s my turn to post a project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. For my card today I have created a Stand Up Card using the new Hot Air Balloons die set from the Joset Designs Collection. I have also used the Cloud die from the CountryScapes – Clouds & Grass die set from the Susan’s Garden Collection to create the sky for the background of my card.
Here’s how I created my card:
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1.  The Card Base: 
  • Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock 100lb  so that it measures  4-1/4″ x 11″. Score at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″. Fold along score lines as shown above. Lightly score at 8-1/4″ but do not fold.
2. Position the Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper die so that the bottom of the die is lined up and centred along the 8-1/4″ score line created in step 1. Run through die cutting machine.
  • Place a piece of Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive to green cardstock that will be large enough to fit the Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper die. Die cut so that the adhesive is on the bottom, trim along the bottom edge of the sentiment and adhere on top of the Happy Birthday on the white card base.
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3. Using the Grass die from the CountryScapes – Clouds & Grass die set die cut from a piece of green card that is approx 5 inches x 1 1/2 inches. Adhere the grass to the bottom of the white card base.
  • Using the sentiment “Flying by to say” from the What’s Up? Clear Stamp set and black ink, stamp this so that it is centred between the Happy Birthday & the Grass on the bottom of the card.
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4. For Main Panel:
  • Cut a piece of blue cardstock which measures 4 inches x 5 1/4 inches.
5.  Using the Cloud die from the CountryScapes – Clouds & Grass die set, die cut the following:
  • (3) clouds from White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • (2) clouds from blue cardstock.
  • Adhere stripes of Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the back of each cloud and starting from the bottom of the blue base created in step 4 start layering the clouds. (Tip:  When layering your clouds to the card base, remove only the bottom layer of adhesive tape from each cloud first and place under the previous cloud. Once all clouds are where they need to be go back and remove the remainder of the adhesive tape from behind the clouds.)
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  • Trim the clouds at the sides of the card, so edges are even.
  • Layer the cloud background base to a piece of white card 4 1/4 inches x 5 1/2 inches.
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6. Using the Hot Air Balloons die set die cut the following:
  • (1) Vertical Striped Hot Air Balloon from White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • (1) Vertical Striped Hot Air Balloon from yellow cardstock
  • (1) Vertical Striped Hot Air Balloon from orange cardstock
  • (1) Basket from Vertical Striped Hot Air Balloon from brown cardstock
  • (1) Flag Banner from red cardstock
  • (1) Horizontal Striped Hot Air Balloon from White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • (1) Horizontal Striped Hot Air Balloon from pink cardstock
  • (1) Horizontal Striped Hot Air Balloon from aqua cardstock
  • (1) Basket from Horizontal Striped Hot Air Balloon from brown cardstock
  • (1) Scallop Banner from teal cardstock
  • (4) Stars from teal cardstock
(Note for easier assembly apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the back of all the cardstock pieces BEFORE die cutting, except for the white pieces.)
  • Cut the baskets of each of the brown hot air balloons and adhere this to the white hot air balloons.
  • Trim the yellow hot air balloon to remove the basket and ropes and adhere this basket over the top of the corresponding white hot air balloon.
  • Trim the orange hot air balloon so you just have the centre and outer vertical stripes and adhere them over the top of the yellow hot air balloon.
  • Adhere the red flag banner to completed hot air balloon.
  • Trim the pink hot air balloon to remove the basket and ropes and adhere this basket over the top of the corresponding white hot air balloon.
  • Trim the aqua hot air  balloon so you have the top, third and fifth horizontal stripes and adhere over the top of the pink hot air balloon.
  • Adhere the teal scallop banner and stars to competed hot air balloon.
7. Using foam tape adhere hot air balloons to cloud background card panel using photo above for placement.
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8. Adhere the main panel to the lower half of the front of the card as per photo above.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.
Supplies:
Other:
Cardstock: Blue; Green; Teal; Aqua; Pink; Yellow; Orange; Red; Brown
Inks: Black
Die Cutting Machine
Foam Tape


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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Snow Much Fun!



Hi everyone,


It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Being a brand new month it is time to introduce our new challenge hostess, which is Lyn McAuley.

Lyn tells us that ..... Many of us are having icy or snowy weather (or are dreaming that we do) now that February has arrived. My challenge for you is to create a project which features some activity unique to the cold months of winter.

Of course living in Australia, we definitely aren't having icy or snowy weather. In fact the opposite, very hot sunny days! And even when it is winter we don't really have any icy or snowy weather ... especially snowy!





Anyway it is always fun to dig out some snowy stamps whatever the weather. Today I used an old My Favorite Things Fred Bear stamp set for my card.

I decided to create a Circle Stepper Card for my card today. And of course you can't have snow without a big snowflake :).



For the inside of my card I added a couple of layers and added a sentiment which is computer generated.


Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:



Anne Harmon
Joanne Grzelak
Liz Williams
Lois Bak
Lynn McAuley
Maryann Einam
Vicky Gould



Stamps: Fred Bear Snow Bear - MFT Stamps; Sledding Copper - Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Blue; Caramel; Snug DP - Authentique
Dies: Stitched Circles; Fitted Circles; Snowflakes - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Circle Stepper - Tattered Lace; Circles - MFT Stamps
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Clear/Gold Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Of Course I Love You



Hi everyone,

A couple of days ago I shared a card I made for a demo I did a couple of weeks ago. Today I am sharing another Heart Pivot Card I created using the Heart Pivot Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.




I shaped and decorated the edges of my card using the Agatha Edges die set.


On the inside of my card I added an image from the Art Impressions Tina stamp set. I colored her dress using the designer paper I used to create the card as inspiration.



Here is the back of my card ... I love how pretty the backs can also be with this style of card.



Stamps:  Tina - Art Impressions
Paper: White; Red; DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Heart Pivot Card; Agatha Edges  - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I Think You Are Hot


Hi everyone,

It's our The Ink Spot Design Team challenge time again over on The Ink Spot blog. This time round our challenge is hosted by Joy.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Joy has challenged us to create an untraditional  Valentines Day card.

For my card this week I used Cornish Heritage Farms' Domestic Love stamp set to create an accordion card.



To create the accordion card, I used the Fancy Label Accordion Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.


Don't forget to check out the Riley and Company Design Team's cards on their blogs:


Heather Bolli
Joy Stagg
Kelly Santi
Kendra DeCota
Monica Taylor
Sandye Curry
Steph Ackerman


Stamps: Domestic Love - Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: White; Teal; Birthday Wishes Boy DP - Echo Park
Dies: Fancy Label Accordion Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics




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Monday, February 1, 2016

Hugs for my Tweetheart


Hi everyone,

About a week ago I had to do a demo at my local store focusing on Valentine's Day, the Heart Pivot Card die and the Art Impressions "Hugs" stamp sets. This is one of the samples I created to share with the customers.



The base of the card uses the Heart Pivot Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I used the Art Impressions Tweetheart stamp set to decorate the front of my card. The head of the bird is on an action wobble so when you tap the head it wobbles ... love those action wobbles.


Not content to just have the action wobble on the front of the card, I decided to add another two on the inside ... this time I used the Has Hugz stamp set (cat) and the Tweetheart stamp set (bird). I thought it would be fun to have the cat loving the bird hehe!






  Here is a quick video to see the card in action.



Here is a close up of the cat on the left hand side of the card.



And a close up of the bird on the right hand side of the card.



And finally the back of the card!

I made a few more Heart Pivot cards for the demo, which I will share throughout the month.




Stamps: Tweetheart Set; Has Hugz Set - Art Impression
Paper: White; Red; Yellow; DP - We R Memory Keepers
Dies: Heart Pivot Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Action Wobble; Foam Tape; Copics



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Sunday, January 31, 2016

White on White with a Pop of Color


Hi everyone,

Today I have an Easter Card with tutorial to share with you for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I love the look of white on white for cards. For a while now I have been meaning to create a background on a white card using white die cut pieces and then adding a pop of color. I finally decided to play!

Here's how I created my card:


1. Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock 100lb so it measures 5 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches. Score along the 8 1/2 inch side at 4 1/2 inches and fold. This will be the base to our card.

2. Using the second largest die from the Stitched Rectangles die set, die cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock 85lb.

3. Using the Easter Eggs die set die cut the following:
  • (7) Medium Overlay Easter Egg with flower design from White Soft Finish Cardstock 85lb.
  • (6) Medium Overlay Easter Egg with heart design from White Soft Finish Cardstock 85lb.
  • (1) Large Overlay Easter Egg from black card
  • (1) Large Solid Easter Egg from White Soft Finish Cardstock 85lb.
  • (2) Grass from  from White Soft Finish Cardstock 85lb.
Note: Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of all pieces of cardstock prior to die cutting. For the Grass and Large Solid Egg die cut the pieces so the adhesive is on the front of the card.



4.  Remove the protective backing from one of the medium Overlay Easter Egg  with the heart design and adhere it so that it is centred to the lower half of the card, close to the stitching. 
  • Remove the protecting backing to two of the medium Overlay Easter Egg with the flower design and position them on either side of the first egg. 



5. Remove the protective backing from another of the medium Overlay Easter Egg with flower design and adhere it to the top half of the card so that it is positioned between the two eggs on the bottom of the card. Refer to photo above for placement.
  • Continue adhering the Overlay Easter Eggs to the top part of the card as per photo above. Note two eggs will be overhanging the edges of the card, using scissors to trim flush to the card.



6. Cut two Overlay Easter Eggs with Flower Design and one Overlay Easter Egg with Heart Design in half. Set aside the top half of the eggs for the next step and use the bottom parts of the egg to adhere to the top of the card in the gaps between the top eggs. Refer to photo above for placement. Ensure to place the flower egg so it is in line with the flower egg at the bottom of the card and the heart egg with the heart egg etc.
  • Trim of any overhanging eggs so that they are flush with the edge of the card.



7.  Cut one Egg with heart design in half lengthwise and adhere these on either side of the eggs at the bottom of the card. Trim off any overhanging pieces.
  • Using the half eggs we cut in step 6 place them in the gaps between the eggs on the bottom of the card, trimming off any overhanging pieces. Note you will have to cut the top off one more egg to complete the bottom section of the card.
8. Place foam tape to the back of the Stitched Rectangle panel and adhere it to the front of the white card base.


9. Remove the protective backing from both the large Overlay Egg and large Solid Egg. Carefully layer the overlay onto the solid egg being careful not to touch the adhesive on the solid egg.
  • Cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polish glitter with your finger and brush excess off.
  • Color egg using Copic markers.
  • Place foam tape to the back of the egg and attach to the lower right hand side of card. Refer to photo at top for placement.
10. Remove the protective backing from both of the grass pieces and cover the adhesive with Soft Green Silk Microfine Glitter, polish glitter with your finger and brush off excess.
  • Use foam tape to adhere one of the grass pieces in front of the large egg. Cut the other grass piece in half and adhere to either side of egg.





11. The Inside of the Card:
  • Remove the protective backing from the remaining Overlay Egg and adhere it to the bottom right hand corner of the inside of the card.
12. Using the two smallest dies from the Stitched Rectangles die set, die cut two pieces of White Soft Finish Cardstock 85lb. Layer the small rectangle to the larger rectangle using foam tape. Adhere rectangles to the top left hand side of the card as per photo above.
  • Attach the "Happy Easter" sentiment from the Happy Easter Peel Off Stickers to the centre of the small rectangle.




Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.


Supplies:
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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Koala-ty Day!


It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. As the challenge hostess for the month I finish off the month with one last challenge.

The 26th January was Australia Day, as I live in the "land down under", lets celebrate with a Down Under Challenge. Create a card with something down under, it could be under the sea, or a tree or underground, under an umbrella or even from down under in the world.

Seeing I had a few new Australiana themed stamps/dies I hadn't used I decided to go with an Australiana them for my card today.



I created a Pull Card using the Rectangle Pull Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

To decorate my card I used Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Koala-ty Friend stamp set and some beautiful Australiana theme designer paper from Ultimate Crafts.



On the inside of the card I added another koala and a blank panel to handwrite a message  to someone. On the top left hand corner I added the word G'day on the speech bubble from the Rectangle Accordion Card die set.


Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Anja de Regt
Barbara Anders
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Maryann Einam
Vicki Burdick
Peggy McCurry
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Ednie
Jen Benner
Caz Counsell (January Guest Designer)

Stamps: Koala-ty Friend - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Paper: White; Green; Red; Australia Sunburnt Country DP - Ultimate Crafts
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Australia Map - Ultimate Crafts
Other: Black Ink; ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Green Candy Dot;  Foam Tape; Copics



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